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    Extreme photographer captures aurora borealis

    I thought this might be of interest. All film and no shutter:

    http://tinyurl.com/6wxwmqs
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    40 megapixels??? Be a lot more than that...

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    Re: Extreme photographer captures aurora borealis

    The real experience of aurora borealis is the constantly changing light/colour effects, motions and twists. No still photograph can ever give even a slight impression of the minute/hour long ballet!

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    http://www.prairiejournal.com/online...ure/Page_1.htm

    http://www.spaceweather.com


    http://www.alaskaphotographyblog.com...-camera/Photos of Northern Lights can be wonderful. Helps that we are in a couple years of active sunspot cycles.



    Some nice images from the guy. I don't think film or digital makes much difference at all other than in cost to produce the images.

    What is an 'extreme photographer' anyhow? I thought it was those using 12x20 view cameras?

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    I think the reporter ma have made an error in detail, or I'm missing something.
    His huge 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 films (?) cost about $35 per shot???

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    Re: Extreme photographer captures aurora borealis

    My experience with the press is that every article has incorrect facts, and they take great liberty in their quotes. It does not surprise me that there would be errors in stated file sizes or costs.

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    Every news story I have been in, or have first hand knowledge of, always has had several major errors that could have been easily checked and corrected. Or avoided entirely had the "journalist" paid attention. This is with the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.

    I keep reminding myself of this whenever I read or see the news.

    I like the photos, I wonder why some of the horizons are blurred?

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    Re: Extreme photographer captures aurora borealis

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Petronio View Post

    I like the photos, I wonder why some of the horizons are blurred?
    Must be that "chunk of finely rounded surveyor's glass", those "giant" bits of film must exceed it's coverage....
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    Re: Extreme photographer captures aurora borealis

    Dennis Anderson's bio page

    There are pictures of his home-made "Frankencamera" and a 4x5 with a fisheye lens on it. Anybody recognize the lenses?
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    The one on the left is a Wild Heerbrugg Falconar 98mm f1.4, a very desirable aerial lens.

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